Top 5 foods you should have while you are travelling in India
Traveling in India doesn’t mean staying away from mouth-watering food. Indian cuisine is famous for its authentic flavors and original spices. So while you are traveling why not try the best of local cuisines? As you travel across India, the kind of food available changes with every region. Confused about what you should have?
Here’s a list of five foods that one could relish while traveling in India.
Vegetable Biryani and Raita
Vegetable biryani, a rich and exotic dish prepared with rice, vegetables and authentic Indian spices. Flavorful Indian spice and vegetables sautéed in clarified butter gives the dish the unique taste and aroma and the addition of saffron makes the dish all the more inviting. Combined with onion or cucumber raita, this dish makes for a satisfying one pot meal.
2 North Indian thali
If you wish to savor the traditional North Indian food, a number of varieties at once, the North Indian thali is the perfect option. A vegetarian thali traditionally consists of butter roti, Indian dal, two varieties of sabzi, raita, rice and a sweet to complete the package. This thali with its variety of options does the job fulfilling your hunger effectively.
3 Idly, Vada, Pongal with Sambar and Chutney
Idly, Vada, Pongal is a traditional breakfast menu of South Indian households and is available in almost every restaurant. It is popular throughout India but is available in its best form in the Southern part of the country. A combination of steamed fermented rice cake (idli), deep fired vada and rice pongal laden with ghee combined with Sambar (a lentil based vegetable stew made with split pigeon peas and based on a broth with tamarind and other spices) and coconut chutney makes for an inexpensive, light and cherished breakfast.
4 Naan, Roti and Paranthas
The most popular varieties of Indian flatbreads made from all purpose floor or durum wheat flour (atta). Originating from parat and atta, a paratha means layers of cooked dough. These combined with sabzis make for a great breakfast, lunch or dinner menu. White rotis are usually plain or tossed along with butter; the paranthas are usually stuffed with vegetables like potatoes, onion and garlic, mixed vegetables, raddish, cauliflower, and taste best when eaten with chilled yoghurt, raita, pickle or any gravy of your liking. Eating paranthas while dipping them in Indian gravy like butter chicken, dal makhni, panner butter masala etc. is utterly lip smacking!
Lehsuni dal, dal tadka, moong dal tadka and so on these dal varieties are a staple food in most north Indian houses. Found mostly in dhabas and all restaurants and made with masoor dal (orange lentils) with just garlic and green chilli or with onion and tomato, this is a dish with a delicious flavor with minimum ingredients. It can be prepared very easily and makes for a great accompaniment to just about any food, be it plain steamed rice or roti and paratha varieties.